A large boat travels away from the camera towards a cliff wall. behind the cliff is a cylindrical butte.

Tower Butte looks out over Lake Powell

NPS Photo


Encompassing over 1.2 million acres, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area offers unparalleled opportunities for water-based & backcountry recreation. The recreation area stretches for hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic vistas, geologic wonders, and a panorama of human history.


Taking Care of Glen Canyon

Park Statistics
How many people visit Glen Canyon National Recreation Area each year? What do they do?

Laws & Policies
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is subject to Federal, State (Arizona & Utah), and local laws and regulations. Please be aware of these regulations when you visit.

Freedom of Information Act
It is your right to request specific documents from the government. Check here to see how.

Commercial Use Authorization
Do you have a business that you would like to operate in the park, or would you like to see a list of businesses permitted to operate in the park? Check here for more information.

Did You Know?